Sports

SRA enjoys excellent start, seeks return to Div. II football playoffs

PAWTUCKET - After opening its season with back-to-back victories over nearby Division I opponents, the St. Raphael Academy football team opened its Division II-A season with a win over crosstown... more

Sensational Scituate: Spartans rule N.S.

Defense, Winfield come up big in 38-0 triumph
SCITUATE - Scituate just didn't carry over the momentum it had in its previous weekend's come-from-behind, season-opening victory over Ponaganset. The Spartans raised their play a level or two to... more

Cumberland, Lincoln highlight local shutouts; NP nips Smithfield in OT

Four shutouts and a thrilling overtime victory… Week 2 of division play around the area had it all! Here’s a look at Friday night’s local high school football highlights… Lincoln 31, Pilgrim 0 Hard... more

Cumberland, Lincoln highlight local shutouts; NP nips Smithfield in OT

Four shutouts and a thrilling overtime victory on Friday, and a truly exceptional night for a local high school star on Saturday… Week 2 of division play around the area had it all! Here’s a look at... more

Saints hold off Raiders in Div. III tennis clash

PAWTUCKET - In a close Division III girls' tennis match on Thursday afternoon, it came down to second doubles, with a comeback and an injury lifting St. Raphael Academy to a 4-3 win over crosstown... more

Clippers' girls' tennis team returns to winning ways

CUMBERLAND - It's hard to believe, but it's true: Cumberland, a team with a proud girls' tennis tradition, one that includes Class A titles from 1979 to 1984 and another one in 1992, came into this... more

NP belts PCD co-op team in Div. IV football opener

Defending champions get job done with dominant ground game, exceptional defense in 61-6 thrashing
EAST PROVIDENCE - North Providence's superior ground game amassed nearly 300 yards on the ground, and the Cougars' defense limited the Providence Country Day/Wheeler/Juanita Sanchez co-op team to... more

Lincoln girls make most out of jump to Division I

LINCOLN - Three weeks into the regular season and it looks like Lincoln's settled into the Division I girls' soccer scene quite nicely. After reaching the Division II championship game in three of... more

Novans hope to turn around fortunes in Div. III

Winless for two years, Woonsocket boys break out to solid 4-1 start
WOONSOCKET - A not-so-wonderful thing happened to the Woonsocket High boys' soccer team during its early dominance of the Division III circuit. The Villa Novans lost a game. After rolling past North... more

Cougars win Div. III-A showdowns with 'Bolts, Islanders

Back-to-back 2-0 wins keep NP girls unbeaten in soccer
NORTH PROVIDENCE - When last week began, North Providence joined Cranston East and Middletown in a small, but distinguished group of unbeaten teams in the Division III-A ranks. When the week ended,... more

Scituate girls storm out to 5-0 start in Div. II

SCITUATE - With all its starters ready to go, the Scituate High girls' soccer team had more than enough tools to shut out Tiverton, 6-0, last Monday afternoon in Division II crossover action at... more

NP girls' tennis squad nips Scituate for second victory

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Caitlyn Vallee netted a 6-1, 6-1 victory in third singles and the first doubles team of Jamie Plouff and Michelle Chen posted a 6-1, 6-2 win to help the North Providence High girls... more

So close: Toll Gate spoils Ponaganset's bid for first win

Girls' soccer team turns in admirable effort in 6-4 defeat
NORTH SCITUATE - Despite a 6-4 loss to Toll Gate in a Division II-North girls' soccer match last Tuesday afternoon, Ponaganset never quit and stayed with the Titans until the end. "I am pleased with... more

Ex-Patriot Collins will speak at Oct. 2 fundraiser

EAST GREENWICH - Former New England Patriots running back Tony Collins will be the guest speaker at a benefit dinner for the Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading Conference's 8th-grade... more

Basic skills skating program is offered at Lynch Arena, PC

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket & Providence Figure Skating Club is accepting registrations for its basic skills skating program, which is appropriate for either hockey or figure skaters and are... more

CSP United's U10 squad tops South Shore Select, hikes record to 3-0

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Youth Soccer Association's CSP United U10 girls' soccer team continued to roll in its first season in the Maple Premier League and improved its league record to 3-0 by... more

Lepine wraps up 12-3 season in Field of Dreams League

WOONSOCKET - First-place Lepine Financial put the finishing touches on a superb 12-3 regular season by defeating CRS, 14-13, in the Field of Dreams Senior Softball League at Cold Spring Park's... more

Triple Crown Umpires schedule clinic on Oct. 4 in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - Triple Crown Umpires is looking for umpires for the 2015 season in North Providence and will be holding an umpiring clinic on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. until noon at Woonsocket's... more

NPYSA's tryouts for Select indoor, spring teams are Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Youth Soccer Association will conduct tryouts for its Select indoor and spring competitive U8-U14 soccer teams on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Ricci Middle School... more

Sixteen games highlight NSYSA fall recreational league's weekend

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Here's a look at the results from the North Smithfield Youth Soccer Association's fourth weekend of fall recreational action: U8 National Marker 5, Flash Powder Photo 2 (Goals: NM... more

'Easy as Pi' 5K is Oct. 5 at Slater Park

PAWTUCKET - The Woodard & Curran Foundation will again host its annual "Easy as Pi" 5K on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m. at Slater Park. All runners and walkers will receive a pie at the finish line,... more

North Smithfield Xpress' U12, U14 football teams get off to excellent starts

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A month into their season, the North Smithfield Xpress U12 and U14 teams have been making plenty of noise in the Blackstone Valley AYF Youth Football League. The Xpress' U12 team... more

Basic skills skating program for adults, children to begin

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket & Providence Figure Skating Club is accepting registrations for its basic skills skating program, which is appropriate for either hockey or figure skaters and available... more

North Stars erupt for 16 goals in easy win

WOONSOCKET - After scoring 11 goals in its first three games of the season, the Woonsocket North Stars' Squirt Minor Select team exploded for 16 on Sunday afternoon in an impressive 16-1 drubbing of... more

CSP United's U13 girls defeat Fuller Hamlets

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Youth Soccer Association's CSP (Competitive Select Program) United U13 girls' team boosted its win streak to three games on Sunday afternoon by posting a tougher-than-it-... more

U8 teams steal show in LYSA fall rec league

LINCOLN - The U8 boys' and girls' divisions took center stage this weekend in the Lincoln Youth Soccer Association's fall recreational program with six games at Lime Acres Park. The boys' action saw... more

Cumberland Youth Hockey League seeks JDL players

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Youth Hockey League's upcoming Rhode Island Sports Center Winter JDL season will start the first week of October and is looking for players from grades 6-8 who reside in... more

McCourt Middle School seeks girls' basketball coach for upcoming season

CUMBERLAND - The McCourt Middle School girls' basketball team is currently looking for a head coach for the upcoming season. Anyone interested in applying for the job should contact Cumberland High... more

Cumberland Parks & Rec plans youth hoop clinic

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department will conduct a six-week preseason youth basketball clinic for boys and girls in grades 5-8 each Wednesday night from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5 at... more

Cumberland Punt, Pass & Kick youth tourney announces top finishers

CUMBERLAND - Twenty-three youngsters placed in the top three of their respective age groups at the Cumberland Pass, Punt, and Kick competition that took place Sept. 14 at Diamond Hill Park. The top... more

Greenway Challenge returns to Blackstone Valley Saturday

BURRILLVILLE - The UniBank Blackstone River Valley Greenway Challenge, a competition that features athletes running, biking, and kayaking through eight different Massachusetts and Rhode Island towns... more

MSC's Cox shines in CVS youth race

PROVIDENCE - Tristan Cox, an 8th-grade student on the Mount St. Charles Academy junior high cross country team, placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run in a 3:40.4 time at the CVS Health Downtown 5K on... more